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MTM Tunes Audi RS3 to 502 HP, Camouflages S8 Talladega R with 802 HP for Geneva

MTM opened up a new can of crazy for this year's edition of the Geneva Motor Show. The tuners started with the RS3 and added another R at the end by slightly boosting the output of the 2.5-liter engine... to 502 PS. The five-cylinder turbo engine is their specialty, so we are not surprised at all.
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We've always known that the 2015 RS3 had a whole lot more to offer. However, it takes special engine parts to get the most from the 2.5-liter turbo 5-banger. After a long shake-down period, MTM is confident that its pocket rocket can cope with over 500 horsepower without breaking apart.

Torque is also up to 650 Nm available between 2,250 and 5,750 rpm. This output is sufficient to propel this compact powerhouse very rapidly towards the finish line of every drag race, as 0 to 100 km/h now takes 3.6 seconds and 200 km/h arrives 10 seconds later.

If that sounds too extreme for you, know that MTM also makes a cheap €3,000 kit that boosts the RS3 to 435 PS, allowing it to breach the 300 km/h barrier. Cosmetically, MTM hasn't done that much to this Nardo Grey RS3. It's got a slightly lowered suspension, bigger exhaust tips and forged racing alloys with Pilot Super Sport tires.

Also coming to the Geneva Motor Show is the Audi S8 Talladega R. This tuned sports sedan has a 4.0 TFSI engine that's been boosted to 802 PS. We've seen it last year and know that production has been strictly limited. Nothing has changed except the new urban camouflage wrap and side graphics.

Inside, MTM gave both quattro cars some custom black leather with a nice honeycomb stitched design and a few carbon fiber accents. Both the RS3 and the S8 will show up next week and will sit alongside the first T8 diesel hybrid ever made.

 
 
 
 
 

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